12 Hours of Skyrim, 12 Hours of Greg Kasavin: This Thursday!

Posted by Jeff (3466 posts) -

Back in the old days, live streaming video of people playing video games sounded like madness. It didn't make any sense. And, when it did happen, it certainly didn't happen for 12 hours straight. One man, one reviewer, one Greg Kasavin decided that maybe the best way to get some information out to the people about The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion would be to let the world watch as he began his review process. With a game as long as Oblivion was, the first 12 hours is kind of barely scratching the surface, so I don't know that it even really "spoiled" anything in the traditional sense.

I think the rest of us thought he was crazy. 12 hours? With one game? Live on the Internet? Forget it. "It'll never work," we said. Yet here we are, five years later, with a fancy new site largely built around the idea of posting hours and hours of game coverage. He was right. We were wrong. It was a pretty awesome happening. People are interested in watching other people play video games on the Internet. Seems so obvious these days, doesn't it?

That's why this week's live event feels momentous. Because we'll have Greg Kasavin, now of Supergiant Games, coming in to share his first 12 hours of Skyrim with the world. To make sure that we aren't sullying his time--mostly because I've already played more than 12 hours of the game and Brad's review will have posted by then--we're essentially going to lock Greg away and let him do his thing. Will he join the Dark Brotherhood? How many dragons will he fight? How many shouts will he find? Hmm... maybe we should start some kind of betting pool. Either way, I'll be hanging out in our chat room during the stream, so let's posse up and watch Greg's adventure, cool?

Join us at 8AM Pacific Standard Time on Thursday for Skyrim. Or, if you're feeling saucy (and hate sleep), our own Dave Snider is going to kick off the live festivities with a pre-Skyrim stream starting at midnight PST on Wednesday nigh (or Thursday morning, depending on how you want to look at it)t. Will he play Morrowind? Oblivion, perhaps? Come back to the site tomorrow night and find out!

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#1 Posted by Jeff (3466 posts) -

Back in the old days, live streaming video of people playing video games sounded like madness. It didn't make any sense. And, when it did happen, it certainly didn't happen for 12 hours straight. One man, one reviewer, one Greg Kasavin decided that maybe the best way to get some information out to the people about The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion would be to let the world watch as he began his review process. With a game as long as Oblivion was, the first 12 hours is kind of barely scratching the surface, so I don't know that it even really "spoiled" anything in the traditional sense.

I think the rest of us thought he was crazy. 12 hours? With one game? Live on the Internet? Forget it. "It'll never work," we said. Yet here we are, five years later, with a fancy new site largely built around the idea of posting hours and hours of game coverage. He was right. We were wrong. It was a pretty awesome happening. People are interested in watching other people play video games on the Internet. Seems so obvious these days, doesn't it?

That's why this week's live event feels momentous. Because we'll have Greg Kasavin, now of Supergiant Games, coming in to share his first 12 hours of Skyrim with the world. To make sure that we aren't sullying his time--mostly because I've already played more than 12 hours of the game and Brad's review will have posted by then--we're essentially going to lock Greg away and let him do his thing. Will he join the Dark Brotherhood? How many dragons will he fight? How many shouts will he find? Hmm... maybe we should start some kind of betting pool. Either way, I'll be hanging out in our chat room during the stream, so let's posse up and watch Greg's adventure, cool?

Join us at 8AM Pacific Standard Time on Thursday for Skyrim. Or, if you're feeling saucy (and hate sleep), our own Dave Snider is going to kick off the live festivities with a pre-Skyrim stream starting at midnight PST on Wednesday nigh (or Thursday morning, depending on how you want to look at it)t. Will he play Morrowind? Oblivion, perhaps? Come back to the site tomorrow night and find out!

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#2 Edited by Viking_Funeral (1759 posts) -

Yes! I can't wait to see this. Too bad I'll be at work for most of it.

#3 Edited by Strike11249 (33 posts) -

YES!

god dammit paul.....

#4 Posted by Thundermunch (24 posts) -

I love greg its going to be awesome!

#5 Posted by MarximusPrime (33 posts) -

Let's do this

#6 Posted by lockwoodx (2479 posts) -

My body is ready.

#7 Posted by FunkyS (103 posts) -

I'll be there!

#8 Posted by Cyrisaurus (455 posts) -

I kinda wish it was Vinny playing.

12 hours of Vinny. Oh my god.

#9 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -

Can't wait.

#10 Posted by rjayb89 (7720 posts) -

I'll only be there if Greg is there.

#11 Posted by Sergotron (482 posts) -

That's not quick at all!

#12 Posted by Hitchenson (4682 posts) -

If Dave plays Morrowind, I'll watch that for sure.

#13 Posted by warxsnake (2645 posts) -

FAKE FIRE ALARM PARTY AT THE END, please.

#14 Posted by freakin9 (1110 posts) -

That may have worked, but THIS will never work.

#15 Posted by phrosnite (3518 posts) -

Get HYPE!

#16 Posted by MackGyver (539 posts) -

Holy shit it's Greg Kasavin! This show just got 1000 times better!

#17 Posted by Deaditelord (14 posts) -

Dang it, why couldn't it have been Friday when I actually don't have to work? Hope they make the entire 12 hours and Dave's mini-marathon available later to watch.

#18 Posted by mak_wikus (511 posts) -

Make sure to avoid any story related stuff, so you don't spoil it for everyone. Please!

#19 Posted by Poost (71 posts) -

Watching Greg play Oblivion was one of my favorite things to come out of Gamespot. I can't wait to do it all over again.

#20 Edited by MormonWarrior (2561 posts) -

I am excite.

EDIT: It is mildly weird how you guys usually skirt around any mention of where you did all this video stuff previously, i.e. GameSpot. Just sayin'. Here's a link to some clips from that marathon.

#21 Posted by C0V3RT (1377 posts) -

Skyrim scrub league... think about it...

#22 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

@mak_wikus said:

Make sure to avoid any story related stuff, so you don't spoil it for everyone. Please!

uhm...good luck with that.

#23 Posted by Clonedzero (4196 posts) -

ill probably skip this as awesome as it sounds. i dont want the game to be spoiled for me lol.

maybe later if its archived as normal content.

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#24 Posted by Soffish (139 posts) -

Dave Snider, Greg Kasivin, and the Elder Scrolls...what more could you ask for?

#25 Posted by SleepyDoughnut (1208 posts) -

I don't think Dave has any option but to play Morrowind.

#26 Posted by Chief71888 (6 posts) -

I really hope this all gets archived. I'm going to wait until I play about 12 hours of skyrim before I watch but I am really looking forward to this.

#27 Posted by heavyplay (296 posts) -

I won't watch it live because I want to go through all of that stuff by myself, but I hope it gets archived so I can watch it on a rainy day.

#28 Posted by borgmaster (513 posts) -

dave should find a way to live stream some Elder Scrolls: Arena for his pre-show.

#29 Posted by GlenTennis (3144 posts) -

More like a "long look."

You're welcome, Giant Bomb, you can have that one for free.

#30 Posted by caska (113 posts) -

Daggerfall with Vindave?

#31 Posted by Jayross (2365 posts) -

Archive?

#32 Posted by Hameyadea (347 posts) -

Greg playing 12 hours straight and the warm-up show is being hosted by Snide!? I'm calling work telling 'em I'm sick!

#33 Posted by procrasturbate (277 posts) -

will watch.

#34 Posted by Phished0ne (2492 posts) -

@GlenTennis said:

More like a "long look."

thats what she said..?

#35 Posted by Sunspots (185 posts) -

I'm working nights shifts all week so I will have to watch the archive video. :(

#36 Posted by Mars_Cleric (1593 posts) -

@warxsnake said:

FAKE FIRE ALARM PARTY AT THE END, please.

I was just about to say hopefully the fire alarm doesn't go off like last time

#37 Posted by LiK (920 posts) -

Welcome back Greg.

#38 Posted by Phished0ne (2492 posts) -

Question! the skyrim stream is for everyone right? what about the preshow?

#39 Posted by clumsyninja1 (817 posts) -

Gregrim, here we come!!!

#40 Posted by Whiskeyjack (110 posts) -

Stupid job always getting in the way of live giant bomb shenanigans..

#41 Posted by MEATBALL (3157 posts) -

VENGEAAAANCE!

#42 Posted by kollay (1928 posts) -

Shoutouts to Psych and A&P exams on the same damn week.

BUT I WILL STILL WATCH.

#43 Posted by Korwin (2837 posts) -

Man, if Dave plays Morrowind before Greg gets his Skyrim on that would be one heck of a stream.

Also reading back that sentence makes me realize how bizzare the internet is/sounds.

#44 Posted by saiyansnake (15 posts) -

The dragons are gonna make the fire alarms go off again like the last time!

#45 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

@Jeff: Is the thing Dave is doing subscriber only or free for everybody?

#46 Posted by NinjaCommando (102 posts) -

Skyrimjob.

#47 Edited by Sparklykiss (1955 posts) -

Super duper happy that I don't work Thursday. :D It's gonna be amazing. :D

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#48 Posted by hsvlad (142 posts) -

I remember watching Greg's Oblivion marathon back then. I stay up all night and then had the most life threatening driving lesson ever the next day!

#49 Posted by Keen_12 (140 posts) -

Could not be more excited.

Play an orc with a hammer again!

#50 Posted by FoxMulder (1665 posts) -

haha wow I remember when Greg did the Oblivion one at Gamespot. I remember it got cut off a bit early because of a fire alarm or something like that!

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